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Windows 7: i can't delete a folder in windows 7?

17 Oct 2012   #1
Jack King

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 
i can't delete a folder in windows 7?

Hi,

I am new to this site so if i post on wrong section I'm sorry. Anyway i am having a big problem with my window 7 Pro. I can't delete some folder/files ect... If i try to delete the folder it say "You need permission to perform this action" but I'm the only administrator on this PC. I try looking everywhere but still no success finding what's the issue is here.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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17 Oct 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My guess would be that those are system files that could be owned by the trusted installer. Can you tell us wich files we are talking about.
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17 Oct 2012   #3
x BlueRobot

 

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17 Oct 2012   #4
Jack King

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

yeah like real player, avg, Photoshop, few others i already try the unlocker but sill asking for "You need permission to perform this action" if i try to open the folder it say your don't currently have permission to access this folder.
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17 Oct 2012   #5
Fawad

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

try to download lock hunter .
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17 Oct 2012   #6
x BlueRobot

 

Have you tried uninstalling the programs you don't want through:

Start > Computer > Uninstall or Change Program tab

Please post a screenshot of the error message.
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17 Oct 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Those are programs. Why don't you just uninstall them - best with Revo (advanced option)http://www.snapfiles.com/get/revouninstaller.html

Update: LOL, 1 second too late
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17 Oct 2012   #8
Jack King

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I'm sorry had to restart my pc that's why, i think this revo take care of everything. Thank you guys.


Why it still saying "You need permission to perform this action"

Your don't currently have permission to access this folder.
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17 Oct 2012   #9
x BlueRobot

 

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17 Oct 2012   #10
Jack King

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

okay thank you for your help Sir, greatly appreciated.
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